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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker (Chinese Dance)
Album: Ultimate Tchaikovsky
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8.2

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Total ratings: 1374









Released: 1892
Length: 1:03
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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A Russion but I give it a 9
 kcar wrote:



Yeah, but it's Tchaikovsky. 

And Christmastime....


put it before AC/DC and it's even more disturbing!  LOL!
oh... for crying out loud

this is christmas music

it aint christmas
Lizst yesterday, Tchaikovsky today. RP is becoming soooo highbrow! 
As William says "you can always expect the unexpected" - he just went from Supertramp - Bloody Well Right to Tchaikovsky -The Nutcracker !!  Great job, William, LOVE IT!! 
 Emperors_Spork wrote:

Nothing against this tune, per se, but throwing it in between Supertramp and Queen is a wee bit disquieting. 




Yeah, but it's Tchaikovsky. 

And Christmastime....
 birdman42 wrote:

Totally bummed that our local dance school isn't doing "Nutcracker" this year. I've been in or around their production for more than 20 years, beginning when my daughter was 6. Scenery mover, snow maker, props master, and now party parent. Sigh. I hope the school survives.




Update...Yes, they have survived. Nutcracker in 2021 was a stripped-down version (fewer children, fewer featured dancers per part), but it happened. And now in 2022 everyone is back. So great, can't wait!
Nothing against this tune, per se, but throwing it in between Supertramp and Queen is a wee bit disquieting. 
All right, then. 

How about some "Summertime Blues" by The Who? 
Hey man,

This is a Christmas song,  Its June 2022.  it's summertime. 

How about some "Summertime Blues" by Blue Cheer?   
Always good to hear a bit of the old Petya T, to be sure... In certain lighter moods, one cannot help but recall the hilarious scene of the ballerini dancing to this in the film Top Secret!...
I keep seeing Disney's Fantasia Mushrooms dancing
Most excellent to be followed by AC/DC's "It's a long way to the top".
My cat just ran out of the room .  LOL
How many times have I played this over the years? Dozens? Hundreds? One stage, in the pit... never really tire of it, either.
hey...

it aint christmas

play some summer rnr

c'mon
 birdman42 wrote:
Totally bummed that our local dance school isn't doing "Nutcracker" this year. I've been in or around their production for more than 20 years, beginning when my daughter was 6. Scenery mover, snow maker, props master, and now party parent. Sigh. I hope the school survives.
 
Former ballet parent here. Hope the school survives too.
 mjbaumann wrote:

Nah! LV Beethoven,  or R Waters
 

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MORE Tchaikovsky!
My absolute favorite as a kid.
 Edweirdo wrote:
 Will62 wrote:
Ok - I am going to instigate a totally redundant exercise here. But has there ever been a greater composer?

JS Bach is the greatest composer who ever lived.

 
Nah! LV Beethoven,  or R Waters
Totally bummed that our local dance school isn't doing "Nutcracker" this year. I've been in or around their production for more than 20 years, beginning when my daughter was 6. Scenery mover, snow maker, props master, and now party parent. Sigh. I hope the school survives.
My balz hurt
 Will62 wrote:
Ok - I am going to instigate a totally redundant exercise here. But has there ever been a greater composer?

JS Bach is the greatest composer who ever lived.

Bloody awesome
 birdman42 wrote:
Seriously? I skip through Cake and get to this? I think the segue machine is on the fritz.
 This sounds like perfect music for skipping...through cake.

Seriously? I skip through Cake and get to this? I think the segue machine is on the fritz.
My parents had this album and I played it incessantly as a child on the old mahogany "victrola" ha ha.
Dancing Shrooms in Fantasia!!  Lovin you, RP!!
Hey......

Labor day weekend on the horizon and  your playing Christmas music?

But I'm cool with huge dancing mice with swords, that's an anytime spectacle.  
 rhlrstn wrote:
Seems a bit out of season in May...
 
June too...
Seems a bit out of season in May...
Dancing Chinese Mushrooms!!! (Disney Fantasia)
Love it!  The Nutcracker defines Christmas for me.
who could forget that seminal moment when Beethoven rolled over and told Tchaikovsky the news?
 birdman42 wrote:

Close to last, but not quite. Symphony #6 "Pathetique" is the last published during his lifetime, there are a few more published posthumously.

The truly amazing part about this is that it was all written to specs. The librettist, Marius Petipa, gave Tchaikovsky very specific directions: 12 bars of sprightly, 20 bars of slow march, etc.

 
Wow, that is amazing but he was a hell of a composer.
Отлично!
 buddy wrote:
This act brought the house down to close Day 2 of Woodstock 69.
 
Many people forget how Tchaikovsky rocked Woodstock.
Dude could shred.
This act brought the house down to close Day 2 of Woodstock 69.
 kcar wrote:
<snip>
 
Great.  Something else I can never unsee.  :-)
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
I can hear a reggae backbeat. Was Tchaikovsky a Rasta? 

 



Is Mrs. Robinson trying to seduce you?




gif of fat man with face painted on his torso, gyrating. Be very afraid.





{#No}



When all you have is a spliff, everything sounds like reggae
 Will62 wrote:
Ok - I am going to instigate a totally redundant exercise here. But has there ever been a greater composer?
 
Why is that a "redundant" exercise?  Maybe the word you were looking for is "hypothetical".
It's too early for this song! It's only Oct 2...
Ok - I am going to instigate a totally redundant exercise here. But has there ever been a greater composer?
 phlattop wrote:
The whole suite (?) is amazing from "Sugar Plum Fairy" to "Russian Coffee". I believe it's the last set of music he wrote. Great way to finish a career. 

 
Close to last, but not quite. Symphony #6 "Pathetique" is the last published during his lifetime, there are a few more published posthumously.

The truly amazing part about this is that it was all written to specs. The librettist, Marius Petipa, gave Tchaikovsky very specific directions: 12 bars of sprightly, 20 bars of slow march, etc.
 gazcon73 wrote:
Here RP go again trying too hard to prove how 'eclectic' they are and ruining a good buzz ...
 
Yeah, I don't think you get it, as evident in your referring to RP as "they"; FM is they, RP is BillG and RebeccaG. 

Long live RP and all THEY want to play!


Thanks, Bill & Rebecca for such a refreshing station.
 gazcon73 wrote:
Here RP go again trying too hard to prove how 'eclectic' they are and ruining a good buzz ...
 
I think they are trying just the right amount hard.
I can hear a reggae backbeat. Was Tchaikovsky a Rasta? 
Here RP go again trying too hard to prove how 'eclectic' they are and ruining a good buzz ...
How cool and unexpected.
 lasker98 wrote:
I'd be very interested to see how this would be rated if it was listed as done by Justin Bieber instead of Tchaikovsky.

 
We don't need to dwell on that. Ever. And why bring that little shit Beiber into a thread to begin with?
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Bill and Rebecca, you are amazing - from the Pixies to Tchaikovsky! The songs are 10's but so are you. Beside these songs, your playlist for the last couple hours has been fantastic. I love RP.

 
{#Clap}
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Now that is a segue I never thought I'd hear:  Pixies "where is my mind" to this.

"It's down there somewhere, let me have another look"   The Dude  

 
an absolute ripper!

 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Now that is a segue I never thought I'd hear:  Pixies "where is my mind" to this.

"It's down there somewhere, let me have another look"   The Dude  

 

Indeed! 
Now that is a segue I never thought I'd hear:  Pixies "where is my mind" to this.

"It's down there somewhere, let me have another look"   The Dude  
Inescapable. Skittering mushrooms bowing frenetically.
It actually cracks my nuts.
 lasker98 wrote:
I'd be very interested to see how this would be rated if it was listed as done by Justin Bieber instead of Tchaikovsky.

 
What instrument would the Biebs play? The skin flute?

Sorry.

 
omg, I actually rated this an 8 - who hacked my profile lol!
no, I guess I'd be afraid not to lol! 
I'd be very interested to see how this would be rated if it was listed as done by Justin Bieber instead of Tchaikovsky.
wow, what a surprise to hear. 6 to 7 years of listening to RP and this is the first time hearing Tchaikovsky.
Voted 10 (my daughter danced this part in "The Nutcracker" last year). The whole suite (?) is amazing from "Sugar Plum Fairy" to "Russian Coffee". I believe it's the last set of music he wrote. Great way to finish a career. 
Bill and Rebecca, you are amazing - from the Pixies to Tchaikovsky! The songs are 10's but so are you. Beside these songs, your playlist for the last couple hours has been fantastic. I love RP.
Odd, this tune has never been anything but pleasant to my ears, but today it was akin to the anticipation of someone shoving needles into my eyeballs with each trill of the flute. {#Eyes}
My goodness.  So much life and vitality packed into this little piece.  In my mind I'm fluttering about in the air with ankles twittering back and forth.  Perfect!
This is a nice song, although it's a little early for Christmas music...
Only thing wrong with it is its too short.
I always thought this was by Ripyourcorsetsoff
you can't help but admire it even if you don't like it
Nutcracker? Sounds painful...
So hard to rate these familiar classical tunes.  What the heck.  9